I've made this sailboat design a few times in the past. This one is a classic look for a little boy. I think my favorite part is the binding fabric paired with the backing. The back is a Shot Cotton in Aqua. This fabric is just extra soft and makes the whole quilt have a wonderful drape.
Even though I did dense straight line quilting, it is not stiff at all. All I can figure out is that using a slightly softer fabric on the back, like a shot cotton or voile, gives the whole quilt a softer feel.